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Behind the Fan: @randomwallows 🤎

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

Written by: Caroline Bugg

Back in 2017, the TV series, 13 Reasons Why, was released on Netflix. As the show gained popularity, fans of the show started becoming more interested in the lead actor, Dylan Minnette. Around the same time the show came out, Dylan and his band, Wallows, started releasing music! With their songs racking up hundreds of millions of streams on Spotify, this indie/rock band is truly receiving lots of love. Today, we are so excited to feature one of our favorite fan accounts dedicated to Wallows, @randomwallows! 🤗

Gwen, the fan behind @randomwallows, is 24-years-old and lives in Belgium! She has been running different fan accounts since she was 13 - wow! Gwen first became a fan of Wallows in 2019. Surprisingly, it wasn’t 13 Reasons Why that introduced Gwen to Wallows. She actually discovered them because she saw one of the band members, Braeden, in the web series, “T@gged.” After looking him up and seeing that he was friends with Dylan, she learned about their band and gave them a listen! She absolutely fell in love with their music, saying, “When ‘Are You Bored Yet?’ was released, it confirmed their talent and potential for me.” We totally agree! ✨

One of the main things that Gwen loves about Wallows is how special the band members’ bond is. The band members, Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston, have all known each other since they were young. “They are literally brothers who grew up together, sharing that one same dream: to make music as a band,” says Gwen. One great thing about Wallows that she also loves to highlight is how they aren’t afraid to experiment with their sound and change up their music! 💥

When asked what song by Wallows means the most to her, Gwen said it’s definitely their song called “Only Friend.” Gwen relates to the lyrics based on her own experiences growing up, and she loves how “raw and nostalgic” the song is. Although it is a sad song, she finds it meaningful, realistic, and beautiful.

However, although her favorite song is “Only Friend,” her favorite video of Wallows is the music video for their song “OK.” From the aesthetics to the humor, that music video will forever be the best in Gwen’s opinion. She also really enjoys all the live performance videos from the “Live At The Roxy” shows because of how hard the band worked to make the

shows perfect, even in the midst of the pandemic. 👏🏻

Gwen has had some awesome encounters with the band so far in her life. First, at their show in Cologne, Germany, as they were performing “Are You Bored Yet?” Dylan took her phone and filmed the audience!

Later that night, the drummer, Cole, talked with her and her friend and even gave them each one of his drumsticks! How lucky! 🤩